Leggett & Platt got its start in 1885 when J.P. Leggett and C.B. Platt produced the L&P bedspring, patented in 1885, which offered the best night's sleep yet available. Their partnership prospered and the business was incorporated in 1901. The company has operated continuously since then, and began its fifth decade of public ownership in 2007. Today, they are serving more customers, with more products and growth opportunities than ever before.